Aristippus of Cyrene


Aristippus of Cyrene
(c. 435–350 BC)
A companion of Socrates, whose grandson via his daughter Arete was one of the founders of the Cyrenaic school. Diogenes Laertius leaves a memorable portrait of Aristippus as a wealthy, discriminating, and extravagant hedonist. The grandson was known as matro-didactus (mother-taught), suggesting a high degree of ability in Arete.

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